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Can Gum Disease Be Treated with Lasers? LANAP® Says Yes!

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease was first described in 1890? It wasn’t until 1941 that Periodontics was recognized as a dental specialty, which is a large gap in time—kind of like the gap between your gums and your teeth that can be created by gum disease, the leading cause of adult tooth loss!

We don’t mean for that to sound like a joke, as gum disease is associated with very serious health risks that extend beyond your mouth, but we do want the information to stick with you. It’s important for gum disease to be treated, and luckily, treatment options have expanded and improved a great deal.

Introducing: LANAP®

LANAP is the abbreviation for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, and it’s been a successful treatment method since 1994! The benefits of gum disease treatment with a laser are numerous, including the fact that no scalpel or sutures are required as they are with traditional gum grafts.

If you have any questions about gum disease prevention or treatment, we’d love to speak with you. Contact Dassani Dentistry today to schedule a visit with your Houston dentist, Dr. Meghna Dassani!

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

About Meghna Dassani, DMD

Dr. Meghna Dassani received her initial dental training from the University of Mumbai, India, where she graduated in 1996 as Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). After working as an associate for one year, she established her own practice in Mumbai, India. She successfully operated this practice for six years prior to moving to the US. When Dr. Meghna Dassani is not in the office she is at home being a mommy to her 2 beautiful girls and enjoying time relaxing with her husband. Since opening her own practice in 2011 she doesn’t have a lot of free time but when the time allows she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, cooking, visiting with friends and family and of course SHOPPING with a Starbucks in her hand!

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